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The meaning of marriage
Sharon James

The battle for marriage is by no means over. It is a battle over the nature of what we are as human beings and over whether or not there are laws which are higher than those which national and international…

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David Livingstone – The Unexplored Story
Stephen Tomkins

David Livingstone - The Unexplored Story Stephen Tomkins Lion Publishing 240, £9.00 ISBN: 978-0-7459-5568-1 Star Rating: 3 This concise, fast-moving narrative relates what the last page of the book calls ‘the puzzle of Livingstone’s life’. Taking a strictly chronological approach,…

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Adoniram Judson
Vance Christie

Adoniram Judson Vance Christie Christian Focus Publications 384, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-78191-147-1 Star Rating: 4 Few men since the apostle Paul can have experienced the intensity of missionary life more than Adoniram Judson (1788-1850). In this addition to the ‘History Makers…

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Bitesize Biography – Zachary Macaulay
Faith Cook

Bitesize Biography - Zachary Macaulay Faith Cook EP Books 160, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-784-3 Star Rating: 4   What a gem this little book is! A combination of thorough research and imaginative description combine to produce a gripping account of one…

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TOTC – Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi
Andrew E. Hill

Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi — an introduction and commentaryTyndale OT CommentaryAndrew E. HillIVP, 368 pages, £12.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-584-5Star Rating : 4The Tyndale series of commentaries, which first appeared in the mid-1960s, have been a staple in evangelical circles over the…

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Syding Adventures Caravans & Castles
Mary Weeks Millard

Caravans & CastlesSyding Adventures Mary Weeks Millard Day One Publications 112, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-364-5 Star Rating: 1 The ‘Syding Adventures’ are a Christian fiction series, broadly aimed, I think, at 8-12 year olds. Tyler is from a, now stationary, Romany…

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Christ’s Glory, your good
Ryan McGraw

Christ's Glory, your good Ryan M McGraw Reformation Heritage 116, £1.00 ISBN: 978-1-60178-224-3 Star Rating: 4   This is a heart-warming and highly instructive book, providing a full-orbed exposition of the gospel.     The author proceeds from the premise that the…

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Bitesize Biography – Festo Kivengere
Frank Retief

Festo KivengereFrank RetiefEP Books, 176 pages, £6.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-851-2Star Rating : 4Here is a well written bitesize biography of a man mightily used by God in Uganda, Africa and other parts of the world. He is described as ‘the Billy Graham…

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1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
Samuel E. Waldron

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith Samuel E Waldron EP Books 588, £14.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-917-5 Star Rating: 4 Evangelical Press has done well in republishing this book. It was originally published 24 years ago to mark the 300th anniversary of the 1689…

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Persistently Preaching Christ
Mary Davis

Persistently preaching Christ — fifty years of Bible ministry in a Cambridge church Ed. Christopher Ash, Mary Davis & Bob White Christian Focus, 192 pages, £10.99, ISBN: 978-1-84550-982-8 Star Rating : 3 It is essential to take note of the…

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Changing Lanes – The Meaning of Life – DVD
Jonny Pearce

The Changing Lanes Course is an evangelistic DVD course ideally aimed at teenagers aged 15–17. In a word it’s about direction. Life according to Jesus is very simple; there are just two roads and two destinations. Over seven episodes the…

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Suffering & sovereignty — John Flavel and the Puritans on afflictive providence
Brian H. Cosby

John Flavel wrote extensively on the subject of human suffering and how it relates to divine sovereignty. He himself experienced great suffering through the deaths of three wives and a son and continual persecution from state officials. Because many of…

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The Life of John Calvin
W. J. Grier

The Life of John Calvin W. J. Grier Banner of Truth, 166 pages, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84871-181-5 Star Rating : 5 This is an excellent introduction to the life of John Calvin. It also leads us, to some extent, into the…

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The History of Providence
Alexander Carson

The history of providenceAlexander CarsonBanner of Truth, 248 pages, £7.50ISBN: 978-1-84871-175-4Star Rating : 3I write this at a time of family bereavement and following serious family illness and conflict in the Evangelical Reformed scene. Belief in a sovereign God and…

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The Big Ego Trip
Glynn Harrison

After decades of trying to feel good about ourselves, why do we still hunger for meaning and significance? In this provocative book, Glynn Harrison argues that self-esteem ideology has led us down a psychological cul-de-sac that causes more harm than…

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Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
Rosaria Butterfield

Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided…

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Encouragement for Today’s Pastors
Terry Slachter

The Scriptures advise us to learn from examples of faithful ministers (Heb. 13:7). The Puritans were a group of such ministers whose teaching and living can be particularly encouraging to troubled and discouraged pastors today. They were steadfast in adhering…

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The Cross in the Experience of our Lord
R. A. Finlayson

The cross in the experience of our LordR. A. FinlaysonChristian Focus Publications, 112 pages, £5.99ISBN: 978-1-78191-149-5Star Rating :5 This book consists of a series of six messages originally given by Professor Finlayson at a Welsh Bible convention in 1954. It…

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The Great Ejection
Gary Brady

The Great EjectionGary BradyEP Books, 176 pages, £8.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-802-4Star Rating : 5Who governs the church, Jesus Christ or the state? In practical terms, what determines the doctrine and practice of the church? Is it the Bible or is it public…

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Freeing Tangled Hearts
Dolores Kimball

Are you sometimes left confused by the conflicting array of feelings you experience as a woman? Do you let your heart rule your head? In this book Dolores Kimball takes an honest look at our lives as women and urges…

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The Road to Canterbury – Archbishop Justin Welby
Andrew Atherstone

Archbishop Justin Welby — the road to CanterburyAndrew AtherstoneDarton, Longman and Todd, 152 pages, £7.99 ISBN: 9780232529944Star rating : 3 Well, it’s all here — or nearly so! For those curious to know where Justin Welby really does stand theologically, Andrew…

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The Gospel’s Power & Message
Paul Washer

The gospel’s power and messagePaul WasherReformation Heritage Books, 274 pages, £12.05ISBN: 978-1-60178-195-6Star rating : 5 This book is a most helpful contribution to Christianity. Seldom has such essential, solid theology been so readable. Washer likens the gospel message to the…

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The message of women — creation, grace and gender
Dianne Tidball

The message of women — creation, grace and gender Derek and Dianne Tidball IVP 304 pages, £11.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-595-1 Star rating : 2 This book explores the teaching of the whole Bible regarding women. It falls into four parts. First…

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Galatians for you
Timothy Keller

Galatians for youTimothy KellerGood Book Company208 pages, £8.49 ISBN: 978-1-90876-234-4Star rating : 5 Ever since I first heard Timothy Keller speak in the mid-1990s at a Baptist church in Guildford, I have been struck by his ability to explain and…

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Kingdom Come — the amillennial alternative
Sam Storms

Kingdom come — the amillennial alternativeSam StormsChristian Focus (Mentor)559 pages, £19.99ISBN: 978-1-78191-132-7 Reading Kingdom come has been a delight. For those who glaze over at the mention of millennialism, there are two main positions: that Christ comes after the millennium…

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Bitesize Biography – John Newton
John Crotts

John Newton John Crotts EP Books, 144 pages, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-908-3 Star rating : 4 This is another in EP’s Bitesize Biographies series, which served our church well last year, when ‘book month’ promoted the reading of Christian books. This…

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A Time for Mission
Samuel Escobar

A time for mission: the challenge for global Christianityc Samuel Escobar  IVP, 192 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-549-4   Star Rating : 5   The scope of Escobar’s book is as far reaching and global as his subject matter. In A…

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The Beauty & Glory of the Holy Spirit
Joseph A. Pipa Jr

The essays in The Beauty and Glory of the Holy Spirit both exalt and revel in the third person of the Trinity. Through an assortment of studies - categorized according to their biblical, doctrinal, historical, or pastoral focus - this…

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Paul’s Missionary Methods, In His Time And Ours
Robert L. Plummer

Veteran scholar-missionaries Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry edit this collection of entry points into the missionary methods of the Apostle Paul. With contributions from Michael Bird, Eckhard Schnabel and Craig Keener, this volume examines Paul's missionary methods from…

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Sermons on the Great Ejection

Sermons of the Great Ejection   Banner of Truth, 275 pages, £6.25 ISBN: 978-1-84871-152-5 Star Rating : 4   This ‘puritan paperback’ contains sermons of men ejected from the Anglican Church in the time of Charles II.       They were ejected…

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What kind of hope?
Michael Ots

What kind of hope?   Michael Ots IVP, 152 pages  £7.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-604-0 Star Rating :  1   It seems to me that most Christians’ understanding of the after-life is focused on the intermediate state before the return of Christ,…

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Encountering God Together
David G. Peterson

'I am often disturbed or disappointed by what I experience when I "go to church",' says David Peterson. 'At first glance the issues seem to be practical... Mostly, however, these practical failings seem to reveal a poor understanding of why…

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Mission Strategies Then & Now
Robin Daniel

Mission strategies then and now: An introduction to biblical missiology Robin Daniel   Tamarisk Publications, 218 pages, £11.00, ISBN: 978-0-9538565-6-5   Star Rating : 4   The author asks whether or not early church mission strategy would work today. He…

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Taking God Seriously
J. I. Packer

Taking God seriously   J. I. Packer IVP, 176 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-609-5Star Rating : 4   J. I. Packer is the well-known author of numerous helpful and highly readable books. He has a wonderful gift of summing up profound…

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Christians in a PC World
John Benton

Christians in a PC World John Benton Evangelical Press 192 pages, £8.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-912-0 Star Rating: 4 stars This book is timely, easy-to-read, well reasoned and Biblically based.  It focuses on one of the key issues facing Christians in our…

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Not so secret
Graham Orr

Not so secret Graham Orr IVP 160, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-591-3 Star Rating: 3 Graham Orr worked for a number of years in Japan with OMF before moving to Northern Ireland, where he now trains church members and missionaries in evangelism.…

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Old, but not out!
James Taylor

Old but not out! James TaylorDay One, 108 pages, £6.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-306-5   This is a short but encouraging book for Christians who have reached the later part of life. It is especially relevant to those who have reached retirement from…

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A Puritan Theology
Mark Jones

A Puritan Theology Joel Beeke & Mark Jones Reformation Heritage Books 1056, £60.00 ISBN: 978-1-60178-166-6 Star Rating: 5 Stimulating, dynamic and exciting! These are worthy words to describe this new title on the Puritans. It is an original contribution, because…

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Grace Transforming
Philip Graham Ryken

Grace transforming Phil Ryken IVP, 128 pages, £7.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-606-4   One of the encouraging trends in recent years has been the number of books on the greatness of God’s grace in the gospel. I am personally grateful for this,…

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God is impassible and impassioned
Rob Lister

God is impassible and impassioned Rob ListerIVP Apollos, 288 pages, £16.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-601-9Star Rating : 5  This is an important book because the question of God’s impassibility touches on so many other theological issues, not least the understanding of God…

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Same-sex marriage: is it really the same?
Mark Christopher

Same-sex marriage: is it really the same?  Mark ChristopherDay One, 123 pages, £6.00ISBN: 978-1846251634 Star Rating: 3   This book is a mine of information about this current, controversial topic, and an eye-opener for those who see only what the…

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Debating same-sex marriage
Maggie Gallagher

Debating same-sex marriage John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher Oxford University Press, 294 pages, £10.99, ISBN: 978-0199756315 Star Rating : 3   This book, published in the US, has a simple format. John Corvino (gay professor of philosophy) argues the case…

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Saved by Grace
Brian A. Russell

Brian Russell subtitles this book ‘An explanation of the sovereignty of God and our experience of His saving grace.’ So, he seeks not only to make clear what the Bible teaches about God’s complete sovereignty in salvation, but to apply…

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This Brief Journey
Rhett Dodson

This brief journey — loving and living the Psalms of Ascents (Psalms 120-127)Rhett Dodson Day One Publications, 128 pages, £6.00, ISBN: 978-1-84625-354-6   To be a pilgrim — further reflections on the Psalms of Ascents (Psalm 128-134)128 pages, £6.00, ISBN:…

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The Hope in Hope Street
Gervase Charmley

This book tells the history of the 200 years of Christian witness in the chapel on the corner of Hope Street and Newhall Street in Hanley, Stoke On Trent. The first in-depth study of a Congregational Church in the Potteries,…

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Three years at war
Josh Fortune

After being forced to leave the Army through injury, Josh Fortune's life is in a mess. Blaming God for his sufferings, he begins to fall away from his faith. Out of the blue Josh is offered a job working as…

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Gospel Truth
Paul Barnett

Strident New Atheists who seek to disprove God make historical attacks on the New Testament Gospels as a major part of their strategy. According to the late Christopher Hitchens, in God Is Not Great, 'The case for biblical consistency or…

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Unreached
Tim Chester

'When I became a Christian, I didn't have many Christian men to look up to. There were few who could show me what a council-estate Christian looked like.' Duncan Forbes Think of the thriving evangelical churches in your area, and…

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Joseph – His arms were made strong
David C. Seale

The story of Joseph as recorded in the book of Genesis is a vital part of salvation history. Through this one man God kept alive the family from which Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world would be born. It…

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The conviction to lead
Albert Mohler

Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or administration, the central focus of 'The conviction to Lead' is on changing minds. Dr. Mohler was the driving force behind the transformation of…

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Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions
Rob Bell

Now in paperback, Rob Bell’s Sunday Times Bestselling Love Wins is the world’s most talked-about modern Christian book. Creating controversy and discussion, Love Wins gets to the heart of questions about life and death.

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A Ransom for Many – The Gospel of Mark Simply Explained
Steve Wilmhurst

This book is based on a series of sermons preached at Kensington Baptist Church in Bristol. The author has increasingly, and beyond his expectations, been drawn in by the sheer power of the story-telling. Grasping something of the skilled and…

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Introducing Scripture
Wayne Grudem

Introducing Scripture  — a guide to the Old and New Testaments Eds Wayne Grudem, C. J. Collins & T. R. Schreiner IVP, 160 pages £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-568-5 Star rating : 4 This book consists of articles originally featured in the…

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What Jesus is doing now
Gary Brady

What Jesus is doing nowGary BradyEP Books224 pages£9.99ISBN: 978-0-852-34775-1Star rating : 4We often reflect on what Jesus did for our salvation in the past and look forward in hope to what he will do when he returns. However, we tend…

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The Amazing Cross
Jeremy McQuoid

The amazing cross Jeremy and Elizabeth McQuoid IVP, 192 pages £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-587-6 Star rating : 5 Husband and wife authors Jeremy and Elizabeth McQuoid have written a clear, readable, challenging and refreshing book on what was achieved for us…

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The Reformed Worldview
Herman Hanko

The Reformed Worldview D Engelsma & H Hanko British Reformed Fellowship 144 pages, £5.50 Star Rating: 1 stars   This book contains the six lectures given at the 2010 Conference of the British Reformed Fellowship held in Cardiff. The authors…

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Overflowing Grace
David N. Jones

Overflowing graceDavid N. JonesBryntirion Press96 pages, £4.99 ISBN: 978-1-85049-245-0Star rating: 4 This book contains the four addresses delivered by the author at the 2011 Evangelical Movement of Wales conference at Aberystwyth. Wonderfully, they seem to have lost little of their pace…

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The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion
Tim Challies

Acknowledging that technology is everywhere, an inescapable aspect of our lives, author and blogger Tim Challies provides guidance and direction for readers who struggle with the changes brought about by the digital revolution. He helps readers understand why digital technology…

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52 Spurgeon Stories for Children Book 1
Tony Hutter

52 Spurgeon stories for children, Book 1Tony HutterDay One Publications112 pages, £5.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-288-4Star rating : 4 Tony Hutter’s hope and prayer in writing these books is that children may be led to find salvation in Christ and learn truths from…

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52 Spurgeon Stories for Children Book 2
Tony Hutter

52 Spurgeon stories for children, Book 2128 pages£6.00, ISBN: 978-1-846-25357-7Star rating : 4 Tony Hutter’s hope and prayer in writing these books is that children may be led to find salvation in Christ and learn truths from the Bible that…

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Riches in Romania
Rebecca Parkinson

Riches in Romania Rebecca Parkinson Day One Publications 112 pages, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-360-7 Star Rating: 4 stars  This is a storybook in a Day One series called ‘Faith Finders’, which has an underlying gospel message. It seems to be aimed…

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Zeal for Godliness
Stephen J. Nichols

Zeal for godliness Carl Trueman at al EP Books 272 pages £14.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-758-4 Star rating : 4 This book is a delight, in its production and cover design, and especially in its contents. It consists of 253 readings from…

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Our Southern Zion
David B. Calhoun

A few blocks from the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina, is a fine antebellum mansion, the Robert Mills Historic House, named for the man who designed it. The house, beautifully restored, with Regency furnishings, marble mantelpieces, and sterling…

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Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction
Jonathan T. Pennington

Reading the Gospels wisely:a narrative and theological introductionJonathan T. PenningtonBaker Academic268 pages£14.99ISBN: 978-0-8010-3937-9Star rating : 3Jonathan Pennington is associate professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His book discusses the nature and purpose of the four canonical Gospels and sets…

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Thoughts Fixed and Affections Flaming
Nigel Faithfull

Thoughts fixed and affections flaming Nigel Faithfull Day One Publications 266 pages, £10.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-309-6 Star rating : 3 This book aims to introduce readers to Matthew Henry’s Exposition of the Bible by means of choice quotations from Genesis 1:1…

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The explicit gospel
Matt Chandler

Too few people attending church today, even in evangelical churches, are exposed to the gospel explicitly. Sure, many will hear about Jesus, and about being good and not being bad, but the gospel message simply isn't there - at least…

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You, Your Family and the Internet
David Clark

How may Christians better understand the dangers and opportunities offered by the Internet? This excellent resource, written by an expert in the field, explains and illustrates what the technologies are and guides readers to draw on biblical principles (such as…

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God is a Communicative Being: Divine Communicativeness and Harmony in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards
William M. Schweitzer

Over the past half century, there has been a proliferation of scholarship on the great American theologian Jonathan Edwards. However, the vast majority of this output confines itself to the details of his work. With some welcome exceptions, the forest…

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Connected
Sam Allberry

God is Trinity. This is foundational and life-changing. Yet, bizarrely, for many believers, this is one of the least-examined aspects of the Christian life. Sam Allberry takes us right to the heart of who God is, something which has radical…

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The Perfect Saviour
Jonathan Griffiths

Too often, valuable New Testament scholarship never finds its way to the preacher's or pastor's study because it is presented in a form that is not practically digestible in the time available for sermon preparation. The motivation for this volume…

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Faith, Hope & the Global Economy
Richard Higginson

Does faith have any hope to offer a global economy beset by debt and crisis? Richard Higginson argues that, rightly understood and applied, faith can be an enormous power for good - stimulating enterprise, reducing poverty, promoting integrity, ensuring sustainability…

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True Feelings
Michael P. Jensen

There is no place, it seems, that feelings do not run high about feelings. Western civilization is still caught between adoration of the emotions as sublime and denigration of them as merely animal. Can we trust our feelings? Should we…

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Life in the Big Story
Heidi Johnston

We are part of an epic story. From Adam and Eve as they walked with God, to the charged anticipation of the Israelites as they prepared to enter the promised land; from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to…

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The Real Lord’s Prayer
Ian McNaughton

The High-Priestly prayer of John 17 is one of the most wonderful and exciting portions in the whole of Scripture. As we read it, we 'intrude' on the monologue directed by God the Son to God the Father. Few of…

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Opening up Isaiah
Andrew Thomson

The book of Isaiah is a tale of two cities: the Jerusalem Isaiah knew, and the Jerusalem that he saw. We are introduced to both in the opening five chapters. They are like two photographs marked, 'before' and 'after'. But…

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Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions
Rob Bell

Now in paperback, Rob Bell’s Sunday Times Bestselling Love Wins is the world’s most talked-about modern Christian book. Creating controversy and discussion, Love Wins gets to the heart of questions about life and death.

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Malachi: A Prophet in Times of Despair
Baruch Maoz

Malachi: A Prophet in Times of Despair connects the plight of the people returning from Babylon with challenges facing modern Christians, indicating the biblical hope and call to selfless obedience. In non-technical language, Baruch Maoz surveys the circumstances of the…

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Evangelicals and Culture
Doreen M. Rosman

Rosman challenges contemporary and modern accusations of anti-intellectualism, philistinism, and asceticism from commentators and historians about nineteenth-century evangelicalism. Although there were evangelical Christians at the time who dismissed worldly exploits as vanity, there was a strong and consistent evangelical presence…

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The Reformation Experience
Eric Ives

The Reformation Experience: Living through the turbulent 16th century Eric Ives Lion 320 pages, £9.99 ISBN 978-0-7459-5277-2 Star rating: 3 stars   The ‘turbulent’ in the sub-title of this book might well be applied to those recent historians whose debates…

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A Passionate Faith
Richard Turnbull

"Evangelical" is a badge, a line in the sand, a term of abuse, a much-overworked word. What are the key markers of the evangelical faith? How did the movement come into being, and how is it changing? What is its…

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A new name
Emma Scrivener

The face of anorexia is not a glossy model in a perfume ad. It's a starving animal, circling the empty cupboards, blank-eyed and vacant. It's a face frozen in a rictus grin, mouthing lies. 'I'm fine,' it says. 'Everything is…

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Pure Joy – Rediscover your conscience
Christopher Ash

Conscience is the Cinderella of the contemporary world. We hardly speak or think about our conscience. She is left behind while we get on with the party of life, untroubled by any serious self-examination. And yet conscience is a God-given…

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emotions – living life in colour
Graham Beynon

We love them. We hate them. But we certainly cannot ignore them. Emotions can be wonderful things we love or horrible things we hate - depending on how we're feeling at the time. Sometimes we feel at their mercy and…

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A Mouth Full of Fire
Andrew G. Shead

In the book of Jeremiah, the vocabulary of 'word' and 'words' is not only uniquely prevalent, but formulae marking divine speech also play an unprecedented role in giving the book's final form its narrative and theological shape. Indeed, 'the word…

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Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement
Alister Chapman

British theologian John Stott was one of the most influential leaders of the evangelical movement during the second half of the twentieth century. Called the pope of evangelicalism by many, he helped to shape a global religious movement that grew…

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Pastor – Teachers of Old Princeton
Various

For those who with C. H. Spurgeon ‘value every morsel about the Princeton worthies’, this book will be a source of inspiration as well as information. For the first time a number of important primary source documents relating to ‘old…

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Prayer – A Biblical Perspective
Eric J. Alexander

'We shall do well to watch our habits of prayer with a holy watchfulness. Here is the pulse of our Christianity. Here is the true test of our state before God.’ These words of J. C. Ryle are as true…

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Gospel Church Government
John Owen

John Owen (1616-1683) is widely recognised as one of the greatest of all theologians. In a time when Britain was experiencing religious and political upheaval, he wrote carefully, biblically and extensively on a large number of subjects, including some that…

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Lifeline: How to know God from John 3:16
Andrew Christofides

The most famous verse in the Bible—John 3:16—has been described as the gospel in a nutshell. In this short book, Andy Christofides uses this verse as a vehicle to explain what the Christian faith is all about. He writes plainly…

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The God who makes himself known
W. Ross Blackburn

The Lord's commitment to make himself known throughout the nations is the missionary theme that spans the Bible, and is the central theological concern of the book of Exodus. Countering scholarly tendencies to fragment the text due to theological problems,…

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The death of the Saviour
Richard D. Phillips

At the heart of the Christian faith is the simple truth, yet profound mystery, that 'Christ died for our sins'. According to the Apostle Paul, Christ dying in our place is the truth of 'first importance' in the gospel, apart…

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Travel with Bishop J C Ryle
Alan Munden

During his thirty-six years as a country clergyman in Suffolk, J C Ryle wrote about 200 tracts, historical biographies and biblical commentaries. By these publications his name became well-known outside his rural parishes and at the same time he was…

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Triple Jeopardy for the West
Michael Nazir-Ali

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali considers the impact that aggressive secularism, radical Islamism and multiculturalism are having on the Western world, and particularly Britain. He argues that, because of their rejection of the Judeo-Christian foundations which have shaped so much of the…

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Ernest Kevan
Paul E. Brown

What makes an effective leader? Ernest Kevan certainly fitted into that category, but he did not have the charismatic personality that is so often associated with success in this sphere. What he did have was the ability to influence. His…

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Life of Pi
Ang Lee

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger.

They have forgotten…
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They have forgotten…
Ruth E. Palgrave

They Have Forgotten...: An Urgent Plea for Evangelicals to Recognise the Danger of the Ecumenical Movement and Remember the Stand That the British ... and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Took Against it

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Pastoring the Pastor
Tim Cooper

Daniel Donford is a new pastor: excited, filled with bright dreams, anticipating a big future for him and his new church, Broadfield Community Church. However opposition and obstacles lie just ahead, and both may end his journey into pastoral ministry…

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Intended for Good – The Providence of God
Melvin Tinker

'... in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose' (Romans 8:28) The Puritans used to say that 'providence is the last refuge of the saints'. Melvin Tinker's…

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Darwin and Lady Hope
L. R. Croft

She has been described as a fraudster, a liar, a notorious hoaxer, and the 'fabricator of the ghastliest piece of gossip about any modern scientist'. ELIZABETH LADY HOPE, the daughter of General Sir Arthur Cotton, and the widow of Admiral-of-the-Fleet,…

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Discovering the Hidden Lamb
Gill Jacobs

A story of two lambs: the orphaned lamb Ben cares for, and Jesus, the Lamb of God. Bible events woven into this story are seen through Ben’s eyes as he struggles to understand who Jesus is while trying to save…

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Unconverted Sons & Daughters
Carl Muller

While children are a gift from the Lord and enrich our lives inestimably, parenting is not for the fainthearted. The rigours of raising children often lead to "hands which hang down and...feeble knees”! This is particularly true when the children…

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Reviving the Heart
Richard Turnbull

The English Revival of the eighteenth century was an exciting time. What caused the Revival? Why did it spread? Did it prevent a revolution in the UK, similar to that which had convulsed France? And what effect did it have,…